Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: November 8th, 2016
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.
Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans
“The easiest way to steal something, is for it to be given willingly.”
This is a retelling of Alice In Wonderland but the plot focuses on how the Queen of Hearts became the Queen of Hearts. Catherine, your main character has a passion for baking and soon hopes to open up her own bakery, but her controlling mother wants differently. Catherine’s mother wants her to marry the King but Cath has no interest in doing so because she’s in love with the court joker Jest. The entire beginning of the book Catherine’s mother is trying her very best to set Catherine up with the King, but Catherine thinks the king obnoxious and she can’t really stand to be around him.
I really loved Cath and Jest romance, well the love interest building upon them throughout the book. I freaking adore Catherine I loved how determine she was and how passionate she was about baking that was one thing I could somewhat relate to just when I bake I don’t think it tastes as good as Caths ( I try so that counts ). Catherine was one of my favorite characters aside from Jest. She was just so fierce and although in the end, my heart did ache for her, having to marry the King of Hearts who she despises and losing the one she loved. Cath was definitely one of the characters I enjoyed reading, she was very simple and knew what she wanted in life and that was something I really adored about this book.
Let’s discuss Jest. I fell IN LOVE with Jest throughout the whole book. He was just as amazing as Cath. OH, MY GOODNESS, can we talk about the part where he and Cath left her house at midnight to which he took her to a tea party with the Mad Hatter, that has to be one of my favorite parts of the book. Jest was just perfect in every possible way. I think everyone who’s read Heartless knows where I’m coming when I say that.
I whole heartily disliked Catherine’s mother she made so angry a lot during this book. She didn’t care too much about what Catherine wanted, she thought she knew what was best for her which was marrying the King and becoming the Queen. Catherine’s mother didn’t care much that she wanted to open up her own bakery with Mary ann and that made me really mad. I also didn’t like the King, he was just all over the place.
To bring this review to an end I would like like to say I really loved Heartless. I read this book because of all the hype it has been getting lately and to be honest it deserves every good review it has received. This book was freaking amazing there isn’t any other way to describe it. Marissa Meyer’s writing got the best of me in this retelling I freaking loved. It was amazing and you should get it.
“When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?”
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